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Antibiotic, Bacterial Infections
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What is Amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used for the treatment of various bacterial infections. The drug belongs to semisynthetic antibiotics group. The antibiotic is useful in the treatment of respiratory and otolaryngological diseases such as otitis. tonsillitis, quinsy, pharyngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis.
This antibiotic is also used to treat genitourinary system diseases: pyelonephritis, prostatitis, cystitis.
The drug efficacy against infections of gastrointestinal tract and skin is clinically proved. The antibiotic has shown a positive effect in the treatment of gynecological and bile passages diseases, infectious meningitis, sepsis, for infection prevention before surgery. See a full description of Amoxicillin…
Preparations containing amoxicillin are so numerous that it is really difficult to list all registered generics. They all have the same active ingredient. Amoxicillin generics include Amoxicillin trihydrate, Acmox, Amoxipen, Amoxilac, Amyn, Glamoxin, Hipen, Hycimox, Imox, and others.
All analogs are produced by different pharmaceutical companies, their effectiveness can vary within a very wide range (depending on active ingredient “purity”). So it is better to let your doctor or pharmacists choose the right analog.
Dosage and Instructions for Use
Any pharmaceutical form of this medication is taken orally. Reception does not depend on meals – the drug can be taken before, during, or after meals, whenever it is convenient to the patient.
The dosage for children is adjusted individually by a doctor. The daily dose depends on age, body weight, and disease severity.
Treatment duration is determined by attending physician. Average admission course lasts 5-10 days. It is not recommended to stop treatment immediately after main disease manifestations disappear – you’d better continue taking the drug for 2 more days in order to avoid disease recurrence.
Canadian Amoxicillin does not usually cause any acute toxic effects, even at high random doses. Overdose symptoms may manifest in gastrointestinal disorders, water-electrolyte balance violation. With severe renal insufficiency, an overdose may be accompanied by signs of nephrotoxicity and crystalluria.
There is no specific antidote for amoxicillin. Treatment includes administration of activated carbon (usually there are no indications for gastric lavage) or symptomatic measures. Particular attention should be given to water-electrolyte balance. Hemodialysis is possible. Read more information about dosage and administration…
Amoxicillin rarely causes side effects, however, in some cases, a patient can experience some negative reactions:
- allergic reactions, skin redness, rhinitis;
- abdominal pains.
Sometimes fever appears. Rarely, there are rapidly developing infectious processes caused by microorganisms resistant to this antibiotic. This is typical for debilitated patients with reduced immunity.
Despite the fact that Amoxicillin is the most preferred antibacterial agent, there are a number of diseases and conditions which make drug administration impossible in any case:
- allergic diseases – asthma, atopic dermatitis, hay fever;
- severe liver injuries or insufficiency;
- severe dysbacteriosis;
- infectious mononucleosis;
- lymphocytic leukemia.
Take these pills with caution if you have chronic renal diseases and bleeding disorders. In these situations, dosage can be reduced. Continue reading about contraindications…
When you combine this antibiotic with other drugs, you should read instructions for use and consult a doctor. They can both enhance and weaken teh effects of Amoxicillin.
- Diuretics can slow down amoxicillin clearance, thereby increasing its concentration in blood;
- This antibiotic reduces the effectiveness of contraceptives;
- Probenecid, phenylbutazone, oxyphenbutazone, acetylsalicylic acid, and sulfinpyrazone inhibit penicillin drugs tubular secretion, which leads to increased half-life period and amoxicillin concentration in blood plasma.;
- The antibiotic affects only multiplying microorganisms, so it should not be administered together with antimicrobials, having bacteriostatic effect;
- In case of positive tests for pathogen sensitivity, this antibiotic can be used in combination with other bactericidal antibiotics (cephalosporins, aminoglycosides).
Amoxicillin and Alcohol
Alcoholic drinks have a strong toxic effect on all body organs. Combined with Amoxicillin, alcohol decreases drug effectiveness because ethanol supersedes it from all organs and tissues. Drug concentration in the body abruptly decreases. If combine this antibiotic and alcohol, negative manifestations can arise from all body systems. Get more details about this interaction…